Oroquieta City

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Map of Misamis Occidental showing the location of Oroquieta City

Oroquieta City is a 3rd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. It is the capital city of Misamis Occidental.According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 59,843 people in 12,417 households.



The word Oroquieta came from the Spanish words 'Oro' which means gold and 'Quieta' which means found.

Oroquieta was briefly the war-time capital of the Philippines during World War II, though it was not yet classified as a city at the time. President Manuel L. Quezon, on his way to the United States via Australia, arrived in Oroquieta and set up the war-capital government before he was picked up by USAFFE and Commonwealth officials and departed by submarine to Australia. After Japan's surrender and the establishment of the Republic of Philippines, the government changed the status of Oroquieta from municipality to city in recognition of its war period significance.


Oroquieta City is politically subdivided into 47 barangays.

  • Apil
  • Binuangan
  • Bolibol
  • Buenavista
  • Bunga
  • Buntawan
  • Burgos
  • Canubay
  • Clarin Settlement
  • Dolipos Bajo
  • Dolipos Alto
  • Dulapo
  • Dullan Norte
  • Dullan Sur
  • Lamac Lower
  • Lamac Upper
  • Langcangan Lower
  • Langcangan Proper
  • Langcangan Upper
  • Layawan
  • Loboc Lower
  • Loboc Upper
  • Rizal Lower
  • Malindang
  • Mialen
  • Mobod
  • Ciriaco C. Pastrano (Nilabo)
  • Paypayan
  • Pines
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • San Vicente Alto
  • San Vicente Bajo
  • Sebucal
  • Senote
  • Taboc Norte
  • Taboc Sur
  • Talairon
  • Talic
  • Toliyok
  • Tipan
  • Tuyabang Alto
  • Tuyabang Bajo
  • Tuyabang Proper
  • Rizal Upper
  • Victoria
  • Villaflor

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Coordinates: 8°29′N, 123°48′E

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